When can I plant Crassula in Zone 6b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant crassula in Zone 6b should be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Crassula

Frost tolerance for crassula: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

It's not a good idea to plant crassula until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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A good time to plant crassula
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Probably not a good time to plant crassula

The earliest that you can plant crassula in Zone 6b is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant crassula and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your crassula may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your crassula indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We should expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your crassula in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6b.